Tennis Odds: Novak Djokovic and Ashleigh Barty Are Players to Beat at the US Open
The U.S. Open will begin shortly in Flushing Meadows, with many players hoping to defy the odds and defeat clear favourite Novak Djokovic to another grand slam, while Ashleigh Barty is the person to beat in the women’s bracket.
Following his sixth Wimbledon victory, Djokovic is a 5-7 favourite to win the last Grand Slam of the year in New York, according to top oddsmaker Betway.
Daniil Medvedev is currently the second favourite at 4-1, down from 7-1 after Rafael Nadal withdrew due to injury, to deny Djokovic another trophy.
Then there’s Alexander Zverev, who has 6-1 odds and is one of the brightest prospects in the men’s game.
With the likes of Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer missing, the 24-year-old was out at 10-1 at the start of August, but his prospects have improved.
Stefanos Tsitsipas (9-1) and Matteo Berrettini (9-1) are two potential outsiders at the US Open (18-1).
Andy Murray, on the other hand, is 50-1 to win his fourth grand slam and second US Open, despite Scot’s continued struggles to recover from his ailments.
This year’s Wimbledon champion Ashleigh Barty and Naomi Osaka top the women’s outright betting, with the former a small favourite at 4-1.
At the age of 23, Osaka, who did not compete at Wimbledon, is 9-2 to win her fifth major slam.
Aryna Sabalenka is 10-1 to win the championship, although the two frontrunners seem to be well ahead of the field.
Meanwhile, Bianca Andreescu and Iga Swiatek are 12-to-1 outsiders, while Heather Watson of the United
Kingdom is a long shot at 150-1.
According to a Betway representative, “It’s difficult to overlook Novak Djokovic at the US Open, especially
following his 20th grand slam victory at Wimbledon last month and the absence of Rafa Nadal, his main
“Daniil Medvedev and Alexander Zverev, for example, will have opposing viewpoints, but the world No. 1
is the clear and apparent favourite in the betting at 5-7.
“A lot is also expected of Naomi Osaka, who is 9-2 and looking to add to her increasing record of
championships, and Ashleigh Barty, who won Wimbledon.”